Got a junk food lover or two in your family? Clean up your diet by trying out these healthier alternatives to well-loved indulgences. From swapping out your quarter pounder for a black bean burger to adding a dose of green veggies to your mac and cheese, click through the slideshow below to see all the possibilities.

Baked Eggplant Fries

Instead of greasy fast food fries, try this genius eggplant variety from The Iron You. You’ll love the crunchy coating, and since they’re baked instead of fried, you can feel good about serving these up to your family. And adding more veggies to your diet can never hurt, either. To get the recipe, click here.

photo: The Iron You


What’s your favorite lightened-up take on junk food? Let us know below in the comments!

—Susie Foresman